Posts Tagged ‘German Wirehaired Pointer’

Dog of the Day: “Katie”

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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Robert Meyer says his three-year-old German wirehaired pointer, “Katie,” really came on strong in the field this season. The Pheasants Forever member and his “Velcro” dog, as he describes her, hunt birds near Evansville, Wyoming.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Rocket”

Monday, January 13th, 2014

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Bruce Galer’s two-year-old German wirehaired pointer, “Rocket,” found this limit of late-season roosters on a windy December day hunting in Minnesota.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Kaya”

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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“Kaya,” Jared Erickson’s four-year-old German wirehaired pointer, found a pair of roosters in November of 2013 in central Minnesota.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org

Dog of the Day: “Roxie”

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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WyoWire’s Foxie Roxie aka “Roxie” is Lisa Uhrich’s five-month-old German wirehaired pointer. She’s also known around the house as “Rock Auto.” “She’s on autopilot in the field and at only five months has already had over 100 birds shot over her, many of those pointed and retrieved by her,” Uhrich says, including these roosters taken on a frigid December Wyoming day.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Remi”

Monday, September 9th, 2013

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Scott Cresswell’s three-year-old German wirehaired pointer, “Remi,” pointed this wild pheasant in eastern Washington.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Knucklez”

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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“Knucklez” is Mitch Legault’s five-year-old German wirehaired pointer. Legault is Pheasants Forever member from Winnipeg. “This is one of my favorite pictures of him,” Legault says of his hunting buddy, whose full name is “Chump Changes Two the Max.”

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Summer Dog Training: The Show Must Go On

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

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Photo by Nancy Anisfield / Anisfield Hunting Dog Photography

Hot, hot, hot…and rain, rain, rain. “Rimfire’s” growing green; “Tank” has sprouted mushrooms.  Coyotes left very weird white turds in the driveway. The sumac is turning yellow, and we’re growing gills and fins all around.

Nevertheless, dog training must go on. With my German shorthaired pointer, “Scratch,” and Terry’s German wirehaired pointer, “Rudder,” going to the NAVHDA Invitational in September, on test day we face an hour braced field run, 100-yard blind retrieve across water to the other bank, double marked retrieves, off lead heeling, and honoring another dog’s water retrieve. No e-collars on test day, commands minimal.

Translation: We’ve got a lot of work to do.

Training dogs in hot weather presents new challenges. While it’s conditioning to practice in the heat, it gives us something else to worry about besides how clean the retrieves are or if they’re backing consistently. I noticed recently the most worrisome part wasn’t while they were running in the field, it was afterwards. In the field, I felt the heat, too, and felt more in tune with Scratch’s need for water or shade knowing that down in the tall grass, he was pushing through captured heat up to ten degrees hotter than I was feeling. When we were done, however, and he was staked in the shade or resting in an open wire crate with a light breeze blowing, I was amazed how long it took for him to cool down.

Tongue flopping from left to right side of his gaped open mouth, drooling and panting in heavy breaths,  he wasn’t in trouble, but he was hot. Really hot. I watered down his ears, belly and armpits but didn’t give him any more water since he’d downed almost two bottles during our 20 minute run. It took him nearly twice as long to cool down.

Conditioning vs. overheating – another part of the summer’s learning experience. It’s not without its lighter side, though. Who could blame a dog that retrieves the final chukar in the field (how does he know it’s the last one out there?) and instead of coming to sit by my side with a proper presentation of the bird, blows right by me heading directly for the pond beyond the trucks.

And there I found him, reclining in the mud like a fat lazy crocodile, still holding his chukar, cool water lapping at his belly… with a very pleased sparkle in his eyes.

Nancy Anisfield, an outdoor photographer/writer, sporting dog enthusiast and bird hunter, serves on Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s National Board of Directors. She resides in Hinesburg, Vermont.

Dog of the Day: “Hans”

Friday, July 12th, 2013

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Here’s “Hans,” Dan McOmie’s German wirehaired pointer, with the results from a day of hard work at Wyoming’s Ocean Lake Wildlife Management Unit.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dogs of the Day: “Jake” and “Tucker”

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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Scott Sebring harvested these opening day wild Ohio roosters with help from “Jake” the German wirehaired pointer and “Tucker” the field bred Golden retriever.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Kerny”

Monday, June 10th, 2013

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“Kerny” is Josh Parrish’s female German wirehaired pointer. Parrish and “Kerny” call Richmond, Kentucky home.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.